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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,913
Posted By jrmtrhd
Well, tried the recommendation of turning on the...

Well, tried the recommendation of turning on the inoperative key to position 2 and leaving it for nearly an hour to see if the key id code would be recognized and no dice. It seems like the ISN has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,913
Posted By jrmtrhd
Thanks for your comments QSilver7. I will try...

Thanks for your comments QSilver7. I will try leaving the key in the ignition as you recommend next week.

For sure I'll post the results so that others who experience the same issue can learn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,913
Posted By jrmtrhd
Immobilizer Active After Battery Removed?

Ok Bimmer fans, I'm totally stumped with this new issue with my E39 530i automatic (I have searched high and low for a possible answer on this forum).

My E39 sat in my garage over winter as usual...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By jrmtrhd
I live in Chicago and run dedicated 18" staggered...

I live in Chicago and run dedicated 18" staggered set in the summer and a dedicated 17" set in the winter with Blizzaks. Great winter tire IMHO.

Do some research and you'll always see Blizzak,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,465
Posted By jrmtrhd
Bought mine in Dallas TX. with 59k miles and...

Bought mine in Dallas TX. with 59k miles and drove it 900 miles to Chicago. It was a pleasant and enjoyable ride. Previous owner had service records and the car had been well maintained, otherwise I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,195
Posted By jrmtrhd
Hope you've solved your problem. I had a similar...

Hope you've solved your problem. I had a similar situation with the P0444 code coming on (not the other) after replacing the thermostat and other cooling related parts. In my case however I used the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By jrmtrhd
Good luck with the wagon. You are going to love...

Good luck with the wagon. You are going to love it, especially if you can do the repairs yourself.

BTW, did you get a decent deal on the purchase? Been thinking about getting the wagon for my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By jrmtrhd
In addition to the aforementioned, the cover does...

In addition to the aforementioned, the cover does reduce the drag and therefore improve gas mileage.

A piece if cake to replace, and I would look for a gently used one in a bone yard if possible.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By jrmtrhd
Be careful not to touch the bulb with your bare...

Be careful not to touch the bulb with your bare hands. The natural oil from your hands will burn out the lamp prematurely.

Also, these HID lamps have a high voltage igniter, which can produce a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,210
Posted By jrmtrhd
You may want to bleed the system just to make...

You may want to bleed the system just to make sure that you don't have air in it. Otherwise replace the expansion tank if the float stick is getting stuck.

Although I don't see why it would drop...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By jrmtrhd
I have the same vehicle & had the same problem....

I have the same vehicle & had the same problem. It sounds like your rechargeable batteries have expired.

I would recommend doing a search, as this topic has been covered multiple times. There...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,018
Posted By jrmtrhd
I would follow the advise on the previous post...

I would follow the advise on the previous post and replace all the components mentioned. At 130k miles many things will need to be replaced including the clutch and related components.

IMHO,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,046
Posted By jrmtrhd
Typically a throwout bearing is not serviceable. ...

Typically a throwout bearing is not serviceable. It is not an easy job, as you have to disengage the transmission and disassemble the clutch to get to the bearing (with all the labor involved I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By jrmtrhd
Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to tune in for...

Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to tune in for this show.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,046
Posted By jrmtrhd
I've been reading your post and was leaning...

I've been reading your post and was leaning towards the sound being caused by something in he engine bay (it almost sounds like arcing from a spark plug wire or something like that). However, once...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,587
Posted By jrmtrhd
Well, like I said, I'm loving the look and I may...

Well, like I said, I'm loving the look and I may just look into getting the lip for my car. It sounds very reasonable to do as compared to replacing the whole bumper just because of the scratches. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,587
Posted By jrmtrhd
@ Karbon - was the front lip a DIY or did you...

@ Karbon - was the front lip a DIY or did you have it done professionally? I think it changes the stock look of your car and gives it a more aggressive personality.

I have scrapes under the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,985
Posted By jrmtrhd
That are a few posts out there with some good...

That are a few posts out there with some good tips on fixing/reducing gas consumption. If you do a search on "E39 MPG" you'll find a few that may actually help.

Please post back with the fix...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By jrmtrhd
I've seen fenders rolled before and it does take...

I've seen fenders rolled before and it does take some know-how so you don't damage the paint. One of the key things to do is to use a heat gun on the area to be rolled so that you don't crack the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,418
Posted By jrmtrhd
Agree that powder coating or a new set of OEM BMW...

Agree that powder coating or a new set of OEM BMW wheels is the ideal solution. However, this is a sharing/learning/DIY site for those who choose or enjoy working on their cars as a hobby. When the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,418
Posted By jrmtrhd
franan - I used an 8mm XZN or triple box tool...

franan - I used an 8mm XZN or triple box tool (similar to torx but not quite) to remove the 19 bolts off of the barrel. The center will be like glued on, so I flipped the rim over (place it over a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,027
Posted By jrmtrhd
I also have a 530i and get about 20 mpg local...

I also have a 530i and get about 20 mpg local driving and 26+ on the highway. There is definitely something wrong with your car.

I would also recommend doing the manual calculations just to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,379
Posted By jrmtrhd
I'm running M-Pars in the summer. I think this...

I'm running M-Pars in the summer. I think this is a great look for the E39http://tapatalk.com/mu/180eadf8-f49b-22a2.jpg
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By jrmtrhd
I torqued mine @ 20 ft lbs. I have heard of...

I torqued mine @ 20 ft lbs. I have heard of anywhere between 15 & 25.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,418
Posted By jrmtrhd
Take a look at my post "style 42 refinishing". I...

Take a look at my post "style 42 refinishing". I had irreparable corrosion damage & refinished them myself. It takes some time and motivation, but the end result is a great looking set of classic...
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